|#1 Posted on line 19 Dec 2016; Published in The Pilot Tribune 20 Dec 2016|
Gene Megrue died Sunday, December 18, 2016, at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair, Nebraska at the age of 93. He was surrounded by his loved ones. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 21 at First Lutheran Church at 11 a.m. There will be a private family burial. A public prayer service will be held Tuesday, December 20 at First Lutheran Church at 7 p.m.
Gene was born to Floyd and Clarice Brown Megrue, August 12, 1923, at Scotia, NE. The family moved to Tekamah, NE in 1931. He was baptized at the Presbyterian Church in Tekamah and graduated from Tekamah High School in 1940. For 3 years, Gene attended Dana College, where he met the love of his life, Betty Korshoj, in 1942.
Gene entered the US Navy in 1943 and graduated from midshipman school at Columbia University, NY. He served as a naval officer from 1943-1946 aboard Ship LST 629. He was deployed to the South Pacific during World War II. After the war, Gene returned to Dana and graduated in 1947.
Gene married Betty Korshoj at the Danish Lutheran Church in Blair on June 16, 1946, and they enjoyed 70 1/2 years together. He became a member of First Lutheran Church on December 14, 1952, and for many years, Gene was Treasurer and an Usher at First Lutheran Church.
Gene was also a member of the City Council; President and Board Member of the Blair Golf Club; volunteer fireman; and a member of the V.F.W. and American Legion. For 30 years, he worked as an accountant for Korshoj Construction Company. Later, he was employed by Harold Wright Construction and John Eriksen Construction until his retirement. Gene enjoyed golfing, traveling, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and friends.
Gene is survived by his wife, Betty, and four children: Gregory (Kathy) Megrue, Deborah (late Dean) Oleson, Stacia (Mark) Thiessen, Lizbeth (Terry) Smith; grandchildren: Brett (Shelli) Megrue, Lucas (Meredith) Megrue, Joshua Megrue, Jason (April) Oleson, Cody (Christina) Oleson, Rachel (Shawn) Radekin, Levi (Lyndsey) Thiessen, Daniel Thiessen; step-grandchildren: Allison Smith Baca, Autumn (Erik) Knudtson, Audrey (Ryan) Ernst; seven great-grandchildren and four step-great grandchildren; brothers, Jack Megrue, Floyd Megrue; brother-in-law, Frank (Carol) Korshoj; sister-in-law, Marilyn (Leonard) Jackson. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bill; and son-in-law, Dean Oleson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to First Lutheran Church of Blair, Blair Rescue Squad or MCH Hospice.
#2 Omaha World Herald 20 Dec 2016
Megrue, Gene Age 93 Of Blair, died Sunday, December 18, 2016, at Memorial Community Hospital, surrounded by loved ones. Survived by: wife, Betty; four children: Gregory (Kathy) Megrue, Deborah (late Dean) Oleson, Stacia (Mark) Thiessen, Lizbeth (Terry) Smith; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. FUNERAL SERVICE: Wednesday, December 21 at First Lutheran Church at 11am. Public prayer service: Tuesday, December 20 at First Lutheran Church at 7pm. CAMPBELL-AMAN FUNERAL HOME 444 S. 17th Blair, NE 402-426-2191 www.campbellaman.com
#3 Funeral Leaflet
In Loving Memory of G. Gene Megrue
Born August 12, 1923 Scotia, Nebraska; Entered Into Rest December 18, 2016
Funeral Service 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 21, 2016 First Lutheran Church Blair, Nebraska. Officiating: Pastor Pam Ciulla. Organist: Clare Cowing. Tribute: Lucas Megrue. Reading: Joshua Megrue. Scripture Readings: Psalm 121, John 14: 1-6. Musical Selections: “What A Friend We Have in Jesus”, “How Great Thou Art”, “Amazing Grace”
Pallbearers: Greg Megrue, Terry Smith, Brett Megrue, Lucas Megrue, Joshua Megrue
Honorary Pallbearers: Rachel Radekin, Levi Thiessen, Daniel Thiessen
~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~
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